MusicAtetelier is a business space specialised in Guitars – Classical and Acoustic – also retailing other selected Instruments. Our strong points are High-Craftsmanship and Luthiery, as well as Electric Guitars – Custom and Relic – made expressly for the Atelier.
We mainly retail New Instruments, nonetheless we also store Ex-Demos and selected Second-hand special deals. The Guitars Exposition is wide and appealing, and has always been enriched by a ‘gallery’ composed of Instruments from Great Luthiers of the Past: the so-called MusicAtelier Collection.
MusicAtelier is therefore an ‘Atelier of Artists’, where each of the Luthiers who adhered to our Project literally shows their Instruments, making them available to Customers willing to have a look on them or to try them, and for each of them a Special Deal is guaranteed. In addition, it is possibile to buy them OnLine, and to listen to their Sound via professional Videos.
The technical and musical background of MusicAtelier is another feature of excellence: our Staff is highly skilled, accurate Restoration of Vintage and Historical instruments is philologically realised by trusted Specialists. Our products are veritable musical treasures, affordable and unique.
To sum up, on this Website we guarantee a regularly updated ‘chitarreria’ Section, focusing in particular on Top Level Instruments, mostly Made in Italy and specifically appealing to the International Market.
Our full Product List is available on the Institutional Italian website (www.musicatelier.it), where Entry and Medium Level instruments, as well as Consumable and more generic items of the Music World, are present. It is a short way between the OnLine Shop and the physical Shop on the Road, located in the beautiful town of Treviso, in the area historically denominated ‘Marca Gioiosa’.
“N. 157/ Manufactured by/HOLLOWAY 5, Hanway Str.t Oxford Str. LONDON”The instrument was clearly made like a Panormo on the outside: the body shape and size, the woods, the head and the machine heads. As Guiots were French, they perhaps chose to decorate their instruments more than Panormo himself. This is evident in all Guiot guitars examined until now. Having taken this in consideration, we would like to suggest that it bears a more beautiful appearance than the original Panormo’s: the threads and the rosette are of ebony and mother-of-pearl, built with exquisite mastery, one part of the rosette recalls some French guitars of the period, like the one by Pons Brothers; the top is, of course, of spruce, with ornamental patterns along its perimeter, similar to the rosette; back and sides are of a very dark solid Brazilian rosewood, with no laminates; the still straight neck is of mahogany, as the headstock (which is usually made of maple for the regular Panormo). The body is deep, as in the Panormo style, the string length is 630 mm. The only exception is in the inside bracing which is not composed by the Spanish fan that Panormo used to insert at the beginning of his career, but instead by typical nineteenth century transverse bracing. All these characteristics provide for modern Classical guitar sound, even if sweeter and sharper as in the English tradition of those years; the bass goes in depth and the action is low, making it easier to play. The tuning is easier without pegs, very accurate and regular. The machine heads of ivory are perfectly working and also decorated, even if not as much as Panormo’s Bakers, bearing a distinctive British crown engraving. The guitar's condition is overall very good, even if there were three small cracks, on the top and on the back, which have perfectly been repaired by a professional luthier: the fretboard was levelled and new German silver frets took the place of the old one and it was covered with new shellac polish, retaining its original varnish.
"fait par Brugère, élève de Marcard, Mirecourt, Vosges*"
"built by Brugère, apprentice of Macard, Mirecourt, Vosges"the instrument is undoubtedly very similar to the one we keep in our shop. This Guitar was made for the British market of the time, hence the "Panormo" shaped head. Scale lenght 630 mm. *(2007, La guitare - Paris 1650-1950, ed. Il Salabue, pp. 46-47)